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Old May 8, 2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Post your complete mobile/cell phone history.

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I definitely have a tech problem. How many of you do too?
I'm thinking number 31 will be either the Oppo Find 5 or HTC One or Sony Xperia Z. Undecided as of right now.

Current daily driver is the Nexus 4 though.
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Old May 8, 2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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Mother of god.....I can't even come close to that one. I think I've had about 10 cellphones total in my lifetime. Many of them your typical cheap/free when you sign up type deals.
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Old May 9, 2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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Can't be assed to post photos for all of these but from what I can remember...
  • Really old Motorola with an antenna sticking out the top
  • Nokia 3310
  • One of those cool slidey Nokias from the Matrix
  • Noka 7250i
  • Nokia 6230
  • Nokia 6230i
  • Sony Ericsson T610
  • Sony Ericsson K750i
  • Sony Ericsson W800i
  • NEC E313 (one of the first ever 3G phones!)
  • Nokia 6600
  • Nokia N-Gage
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8100
  • BlackBerry Curve 8310
  • iPhone 3G
  • Nokia 5800
  • HTC G1
  • HTC Hero
  • Palm Pre
  • iPhone 3GS
  • BlackBerry Curve 8520
  • BlackBerry Bold 9780
  • HTC ChaCha
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
  • Samsung Galaxy S (OG)
  • BlackBerry Torch 9800
  • iPhone 4
  • HTC Sensation (might have been the XL or XE or whatever, no idea)
  • iPhone 4 (again because the HTC broke)

There are probably more there I forgot too. I also owned more than one phone at the same time usually. Oh, and those may be in the wrong order but I think it's roughly correct.
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Old May 9, 2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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Ericsson T18

Ericsson T28

Sony Ericsson T68i - Woo, colorscreen!

Sony Ericsson T610i - Woo, built in camera! (I had the silver one)

Sony Ericsson K750i - I really liked this one, had a nice camera and autofocus!

Sony Ericsson K610i

Sony Ericsson W880i Silver, and a black one which was accidently washed in the washing-machine. Left it to dry afterwards and it actually worked, except for the broken microphone.

Sony Ericsson W890i Silver

iPhone 3GS 16GB

iPhone 4S 16GB

The iPhones were the only phones I've ever gotten new. The older ones I received from my dad/uncle as soon as they were changing to new phones. Except the iPhones, I've never paid for a phone in my entire life.
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Old May 9, 2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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first cell phone was a prepaid nokia clunker from tmobile in Vienna austria on study abroad back in 2002.

Second was a cheap nokia flip phone back in 2003.

Then I got one of those sony ericson "smart" phones (yeah right) around 2004 or 2005 (there might have been another one around there somewhere.

got the moto razr in 2006.

iphone in 07.

multiple iphone 3g's in 08,

3gs in 09,

multiple i4's and a palm pre plus in 2010,

HTC thunderbolt (first android) in 2011,

sgs 3 in 2012,

note 2 in 2013
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Old May 9, 2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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Not going to recall the years but I do remember all the devices I've owned...
  1. Motorola V120
  2. Sprint Sanyo 5300
  3. Motorola RAZR
  4. Sony Ericsson T616
  5. Sony Ericsson P900
  6. Palm Treo 650
  7. Palm Treo 750
  8. HTC Mogul
  9. HTC Touch
  10. HTC Touch Pro
  11. HTC Touch Pro 2
  12. iPhone 3G
  13. iPhone 3GS
  14. HTC Evo
  15. iPhone 4
  16. iPhone 4S
  17. Samsung Galaxy S3
  18. iPhone 5
  19. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  20. HTC One
  21. Samsung Galaxy S4

Current Main Phones:
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  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Work)
  • iPhone 5 (backup phone)
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Old May 9, 2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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Nokia 5110

LG C1300

Motorola SLVR

LG Shine

iPhone 3G

iPhone 3Gs

iPhone 4

iPhone 4s

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Old May 9, 2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Oh wow, I've had like 4 cell phones in total so far.
- flip phone Samsung
- slider phone Samsung
- 3GS
- 4S

Used a Razer briefly between the 3GS and slider Samsung, but it wasn't really mine.
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Old May 9, 2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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Some kind of Candybar phone about 2001
Motorola V60
Motorola L6 (SLVR) - loved the phone, but the reception was bad. Used this one forever!
a Red Sony-Ericson Flip
Pantech P6010
Samsung SGH-A157 (Laugh all you want - it's a phone!)

I've been through four or five flip phones for work. They finally moved us to the iPhone 4. My first smart phone.
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Old May 10, 2013, 12:13 AM   #10
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1998 - 2007

2008 - 2012
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Old May 10, 2013, 12:26 AM   #11
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I can't even remember the models of all of mine.
  • Alcatel Max DB (GSM, text messaging, that's about it) ~ 2000
  • Another Alcatel of some sort (similar feature set) ~2002
  • Panasonic of some sort (colour screen, and probably had MMS) ~2004
  • Vodafone… 715? (not a great phone but my previous one died) ~ 2006
  • Nokia 6275i (my first CDMA phone and first with third-party apps) - 2008
  • Sony W705a (much better browser than on the Nokia) - 2009
  • Nexus One (my first and only foray into Android) - 2010
  • iPhone 4S (everyone knows this one!) - 2011
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Old May 10, 2013, 05:25 AM   #12
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2004-2006 Motorola i215
2006-2007 some Japanese phone
2008-2009 some prepaid Japanese phone

2010-2010 sidekick 2008
2010-2011 Verizon Blackberry Bold 9650

2011-2012 Verizon iPhone 4
2012-Present Verizon iPhone 5
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Old May 10, 2013, 07:25 AM   #13
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Started back in 1995 with a NEC P3

Then a long line of Nokia phones - 2110, 5110, 6210, 8210, 8810, N80, N73, E90

And then the Apple love affair began - 3GS, 4S, 5
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Old May 10, 2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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Tracphone Nokia something
Verizon Kyocera SCP-1135
Cingular/AT&T LG flip
Cingular/AT&T Treo 650
AT&T Treo 750
Unlocked Nokia E71
AT&T iPhone 3Gs
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Old May 10, 2013, 10:52 AM   #15
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LG flip-phone
Samsung flip-phone
LG Optimus M
Motorola Atrix 4G
Current: Motorola Droid X.

(I've always been way behind on cell phone technology. Now I'm super behind on computer/Tablet tech as well.) My current Tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab. It's stuck on Android 2.1
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Old May 10, 2013, 09:54 PM   #16
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Pantech C300- was much too small
Motorola RAZR2 V9- quality phone, got smashed
Motorola RAZR V3xx- bought because it was available with accident coverage
LG Xenon- good little phone, drowned in water accident
Pantech Duo- yikes...keyboard was terrible, windows mobile even worse
Motorola RAZR V3xx- second one of these I had, liked the first so much
iPhone 3GS- great phone, still used by friend today
iPhone 4- bought June 24, 2010 launch day best phone I've ever had
iPhone 4S- bought launch day, loved this phone, gave it to my mother
iPhone 5- bought launch day, first iPhone I've jailbroken...it's alright but I just don't like it as much as I liked my 4 and 4S.
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Old May 10, 2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4s
Galaxy Nexus
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Old May 11, 2013, 06:41 PM   #18
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Old May 11, 2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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Wow, some serious cell phone collections here!

2005: 2007 (LG Rumor): 2009 (Motorola Droid):
2011: we all know what the iPhone 4S looks like
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Old May 11, 2013, 10:06 PM   #20
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Ok, I'm gonna try this, I'll do my best to remember them all. I'm sourcing all these pics from various places on the internet, so I hope they all show.

1) My first phone, the Motorola V120 from Cingular Wireless

2) I can't find a pic of my second phone. It was a blue and silver flip phone from Sprint. Apparently it was so bad, no one ever bothered to take a picture of it, lol. It was also the last time I'll ever use Sprint (long story).

3) The infamous Motorola Razr, I think it was from AT&T

4) The Samsung Blackjack, and before my current phone, the last Samsung I ever bought.
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5) When my Blackjack died, I had to use a loaner Razr until I bought my first "smartphone", the HTC Fuze. "Smartphone" is putting it nicely, it was terrible.
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6) Then I moved to Germany and needed a new phone, so I bought the iPhone 3G for 1€

7) I got tired of that, so I picked up an unlocked Blackberry Bold 2 to use while I was over in Germany
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8) When I came back to the States, I bought the iPhone 4S
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9) Then I wanted to try out Android, so I picked up the Nexus 4
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10) And finally, my current phone: The Samsung Galaxy S4. I love it.
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Ok, I think that's all of them. If I missed one, then it wasn't significant enough to remember, lol.
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Old May 11, 2013, 11:39 PM   #21
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By brand. Approximate order for brand. I've owned multiple phones at once, so it's difficult to gauge order between each brand.

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5

Curve 8300
Bold 9000
Storm 9500
Tour 9630
Bold 9700

Treo 600



N-Gage QD
8800 Arte
5800 XM
Lumia 900
808 PureView
Lumia 920

Treo 650

Galaxy S II
Galaxy S III




Sony Ericsson~
Xperia Play


Yeah, it's sad I know.

My first phone was the Motorola StarTac. I basically bought a phone, used it and then sold it for close to new price… it was pretty good, but it does mean I don't have most of these phones anymore. It was great in that I pretty much knew how to use every phone, which made me more unique among my friends.

Currently, my primary phone is the iPhone 5. AT&T won't unlock my Lumia, so I don't use it much. The Z10 lacks some basic apps, again why I won't use it much. I just picked up the HTC One, and I have to say I absolutely love it!

I'm not going to hunt for pictures… I had a hard enough time figuring out the proper model numbers.
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:33 AM   #22
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Galaxy Note 2 and T-Mobile G2

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Sony 3G phone, TM506 I think it was called. T-Mobile's first 3G phone, and it wasn't.. all that great.

Hrmmmmm... going back I had some kinda samsung and a motorola, that's about it.
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:10 PM   #23
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Motorola Razr V3
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Old May 12, 2013, 01:16 PM   #24
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LOL N-Gage. I always wanted one but never got it. Good thing I didn't :P
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Old May 12, 2013, 07:14 PM   #25
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I've always been with T-Mobile USA.

I never really cared for phones, since I really don't fancy talking on the phone. However, with the Galaxy S Blaze, I've found myself doing more, so I am thinking I am going to make the move to an iPhone. I've always wanted one since the iPhone 4S came out.
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